Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Book Review: Front Lines

FRONT LINES by Michael Grant is a groundbreaking new series that reimagines World WII with female soldiers on the front lines.
When a 1942 court decision rules that women will be drafted and fight alongside men, Rio, Frangie, and Rainy begin their new lives as soldiers. Using a wounded soldier as the narrator, the story explores how three very different young women are trained and enter the war in Northern Africa.
Grant skillfully blends fact and fiction to create a gritty, yet believable alternative world. Teens will enjoy the authentic language, diverse cast, and realistic situations.
Librarians will find readers among those who enjoy alternative history and historical fiction. Fans of Code Name Verity and other books about women’s roles in World War II will find this genre-bending book intriguing. This engrossing novel provides endless opportunities for book club discussions regarding alternate history and the role of women in the military.
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Published by Katherine Tegen, an imprint of Harper Collins on January 26. ARC courtesy of the publisher.